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MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Gareth Evans), by

leave, informed the Senate that the Ministers for Small Business,

Customs and Construction (Senator Schacht) and Industry, Science and

Technology (Senator Cook) were absent from the Senate on ministerial

business and that he would be absent from the Senate for the remainder

of the week on ministerial business.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill) and Senator

Gareth Evans, by leave, made statements relating to the arrangements.